Fine Prints & Photography Online Auction

October 06, 2016

LOT 13

Lot 13

Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976)

Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976)
Lot 13 Details
Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976), Brazilian


Colour block print; signed and numbered 8/99 in pencil to margin
Plate/Sheet 18.7" x 25.8" — 47.5 x 65.5 cm.; 20.5" x 27.2" — 52 x 69 cm.

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $2,640
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976)
  • Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976)
  • Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976)

Emanating the delights of the Modernist aesthetic, UNTITLED (Woman on a Balcony with Cat) is reminiscent of figurative works by the legendary Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The Brazilian artist, had the pleasure of interacting with the latter two impresarios over the course of his Parisian art training, showcasing the full breadth of the Post-Impressionistic influence in the early 20th century that spread to South America. This print offers a true slice of Picasso, an homage to Cubism in a most dazzling form. UNTITLED can be expressed as a tangent to Les Demoiselles D’Avignon and Les Femmes D’Alger in many ways, beginning with Di Cavalcanti’s subject matter, female nudes that were a lifelong obsession for Picasso to the print’s delightful display of playful perspectives. The print’s fractured plane, creates a flat perspective, while the angular articulation of the demoiselles’ faces, capture the quintessential foreshortening that exemplifies good Cubism traits and its avant-garde qualities.


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LOT 13

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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